Everyone has a story, whether they are big or small, happy or frustrated; it is all a part of our memories. Told in both narrations of the past, or simply the storytelling of song, this play lets you delve into troubles some people have with the famous holiday, and with a few fun carols here and there to make the audience want to sing along. This winter season at the Mantorville Opera House, the Theater Department is proud to present "Uh-Oh! Here Comes Christmas!" written by Robert Fulghum. It is directed by Tom Flaherty with the musical accompaniment by Jaymi Wilson.
This show is not just the acting out of a single plot, but rather a group of people coming together to tell tales of the past during the holiday season, and how it effects their Christmases now. Whether it is simply fodder for thought like that told by Erica Miller, or a speech of the never-ending annoyances of poinsettias by Priscilla Ruemping; the story of a reluctant father and his doggie issues by Paul Hauschild, or the delights of a Christmas dinner by Paula Sorensen; the trials and inevitable errors of Secret Santas highlighted by Harry Follmuth, or the recollection of precious Salvation Army memories done by Karl Huppler. All of this comes together to give an audience laughter and tears for all ages.
It will show the weekends of November 30 to December 9, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Adult tickets are $18 and Senior and Child tickets are $16.